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An Unsettling New Normal for India-Pakistan Relations

January 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Global Giants, IndiaComments (0)

By Michael Kugelman and Vandana Seth In the coming months, all-out war between the two nuclear-armed rivals is unlikely. However, prolonged tensions are ensured while limited conflict is highly possible, if not inevitable. Even cultural safe spaces for bilateral cooperation have been poisoned by politics — an ominous indication of the troubled

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Berlin – Another False Flag, the Government’s Complicity is Remorseless

January 2, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Random killing by the western secret services – 12 dead, about 40 injured, is the result of the latest false flag attack in Berlin, when on 19 December, a truck plowed into a Christmas market at Berlin’s Bretscheideplatz, near the lush

The Coming War on China

December 10, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By John Pilger   When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a

Guerilla Incursions from the Boondocks: “Anti-Americanism” in the Philippines. President Duterte’s Subaltern Counter-Hegemony

November 21, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By E. San Juan Jr.   “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines. He was taking revenge for the ambush of fifty-four soldiers by Filipino revolutionaries in September 1901.     After the

Will Improved US-Russia Relations Follow Trump’s Electoral Triumph? “Will Putin Become my New Best Friend?”

November 18, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Stephen Lendman “I think I’d get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so.” The greatest risk of a Hillary electoral triumph was possible nuclear war on Russia – perhaps China and Iran to follow. Her defeat lets peace activists exhale

Reaping the Whirlwind: Kerry, al-Nusra, Russia and Syria

October 10, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International RelationsComments (0)

By Gary Leupp On 2017, the UNSC will convene for the resolution of the Syrian conflict with the aim of saving Syria and its people from the prolonged war. This article offers an interesting analysis of the US’ “humanitarian mission” in Syria.  

Russia’s Red Line

October 6, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International RelationsComments (0)

From the Editors The United States air force attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops last month killing 62 soldiers. The attack continued for nearly two hours despite communications from the Syrians and Russians clearly identifying to the Americans that

Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East?

September 2, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, EuropeComments (0)

By Vladimir Popov It may well be that in the next decades, with the benefit of hindsight, it will be only too obvious how Russia had sidestepped its Asian opportunities until 2014. Russia is lucky to border China – an emerging world economic leader – but

Race and Imperialism

August 5, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International RelationsComments (0)

From the Editors   The South China Sea, Libya again, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey; terror attacks in Europe, America, Africa and even Australia. Media headlines offer analyses that often serve to confuse because the issues and locations are

Time for Reset and Realism in the South China Sea

July 20, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the South China Sea arbitration ruling, uncertainty and friction may increase in the region. However, the economic promise of China’s rise and the Asian century will only materialise with peace and stability in the region. You might